58 year old man charged in relation to fatal vehicle incident in Wellington

58 year old man charged in relation to fatal vehicle incident in Wellington

Wellington

To be attributed to Detective Sergeant Haley Ryan, CIB, Wellington District Police

 

A 58 year old man has appeared in Wellington District Court this morning charged with Assault with a Blunt Weapon and Excess Breath Alcohol following the death of a 55 year old woman in Garden Road last night.

 

The man has been remanded in custody and will reappear on Monday.

 

Police are currently investigating the circumstances leading up to the woman being hit by a vehicle at about 9:15pm last night.  Wellington Free Ambulance staff arrived on the scene but the woman died shortly afterwards before she could be transported to hospital.

 

Investigations at the scene are continuing and Police are speaking with witnesses.  It is possible that further charges may follow.

 

Any one who may have witnessed the event or has information that may help Police with their enquiries is asked to contact Wellington CIB on (04) 381 2000.  Alternatively, information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

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